Nothing could ruin your Puerto Rican vacation quicker than locking your keys in your rental car. Just imagine how frustrated you would feel if you had to miss out on your planned vacation activities because you forgot your keys in the rental, especially if you prepaid for the activity! Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent leaving your keys in the car, making your days more difficult than they need to be. To ensure that you never lock your car keys inside, all you need is some planning and committed follow-through. Here are three helpful suggestions from our team at Target Rent A Car.
1. Create and Follow a Strict Routine
Establishing a routine and doing the same thing every time you get out of your car will help you prevent locking your keys inside. Make a commitment to consistently collect your keys in the same pattern and lock the door in the same way. In this manner, even when you are in a rush, you are less likely to make a mistake and forget your keys. The key is setting up a routine!
2. Work Smarter, Not Harder
Often, people leave their keys in their car simply because they don’t have a hands-free place to put them. This is a great opportunity to use tools to your advantage and work smarter, not harder. Invest in a lanyard or carabiner so you can easily connect your keys to your belt loop or purse, or hang them around your neck. This way, you and your keys will stay together as you head to your destination.
3. Use the Remote Clicker
Finally, we always recommend avoiding the lock buttons on the inside of the car. If you are always in the habit of using the remote to lock the car, you’ll never lock your keys in your car because they’ll be in your hand! Just make sure you never separate the remote from the rest of your keys, and you’re good to go!
In the unfortunate event that these tips prove ineffective and you still end up locking your keys in your rental car, don’t let it ruin your vacation. At Target Rent A Car, our motto is “we aim to please” so, give us a call and we’ll help you out. Contact us today at (787) 257-8452 for an instant quote or make a reservation online.